by Mick Ryan Heads up for some informal climbing wall competitions this winter. Running from Monday 21 January to Sunday 3 February, there will be 6 Leading Ladder routes (F6b, 6c, 7a, 7b, 7c, 8a) set at Awesome Walls, Liverpool for anyone to have a go at. This is part of the ongoing BMC Leading Ladder. In Scotland, The Glasgow Climbing Centre (GCC) and Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (EICA) have been running their bouldering league since November ´07. The next round (4) will start on 19 January and is at GCC. Round 5 starts 26 January at EICA. Round 6 starts 16 February at EICA. At Kendal Wall there is a low stress competition aimed at giving rope climbers a boost and encouraging folk to try routes, get chatting to other climbers and have a go at ´working´ routes and pushing their grade a little. There are two levels of route with six routes in each level – with a bonus route at each level going up every Friday. The Premier category has routes in the range Fr 4-6b and the elite a grade range Fr 6b-7b At the Manchester Climbing Centre the winter bouldering league is well underway with the next round on 11th February. If you have news about bouldering and leading ladders at your local wall please add them to the thread associated with this news item.